[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Freeport 12-23-1968 by L.L. No. 3-1968. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Code of Ethics — See Ch. 16.
Every applicant appearing before the Planning Board, the Board of Zoning Appeals or the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Freeport for a variance, change of zone, approval of a plat, exemption from a plat or official map or any other license, permit or special exception, which the aforesaid Boards can grant in the exercise of their discretion pursuant to the powers given to them by law, shall certify, in the manner hereinafter provided, the name and address of each village officer, employee or related person interested in the favorable exercise of such discretion.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes any board, commission, authority, office, committee, department, branch, bureau or other administrative subdivisions of the Village of Freeport consisting of one or more persons, paid or unpaid, which perform any function of the Village of Freeport.
- Includes salaries, wages, fees, commissions and receipt, directly or indirectly, of any other thing of value.
- Includes, without limitation, any right, title, share or participation in anything or in any advantage, profit or benefit, whether such right, title, share or participation be direct or indirect, legal or beneficial, contingent or vested, financial or otherwise, as owner, partner, stockholder, mortgagee, creditor, broker, agent or in any other capacity, but shall not include an interest in any corporation whose stock is traded on any regularly organized stock market as defined in Rule 4533 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules.
- OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE
- Any Mayor, Trustee, Police Judge or Village Attorney of the Village of Freeport; any person receiving any compensation from said village; and any member of any agency of the village, as hereinafter defined, or anyone acting as advisor, consultant, counselor or counsel to such agency, paid or unpaid.
- RELATED PERSONS
- Any agent, spouse, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother or sister of such officer or employee.
- The Village of Freeport.
An applicant shall certify whether or not any of the foregoing provisions are applicable by making a verified statement under oath, unless such statement is affirmed by an attorney under the provisions of Article 21 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules, on a form for such purpose provided by the Village Clerk.
It shall be unlawful for any applicant to violate the provisions of this chapter and any violations thereof shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250.
Any officer or employee who violates the provisions of this chapter shall, in addition to the penalty above set forth, be subject to forfeiture of pay, suspension or removal from office or employment in the form and manner as provided by law.
Nothing in this chapter shall limit any other penalties which may be provided by law.